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Category: 06. Co-design and co-delivery

Co-producing in practice at service design and delivery stages

How we make a difference together

From the Co-production Scotland Network: Published in 2015, ‘Co-production – how we make a difference together’ is a suite of resources – videos, case studies and information to help spread understanding of co-production. It gives examples of the different ways in which co-production approaches can be used, but more than this, it draws together the principles of co-production and the practicalities of working in this way. This resource has been developed by the Scottish Co-production Network, the Joint […]

Getting things changed: disabled people’s organisations and co-production

‘Getting Things Changed’ was a large multi-centre programme of UK based research in Disability Studies, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council between 2015-2018. It was led by a team at the University of Bristol, with Disability Rights UK, the National Development Team for Inclusion and partners in three other universities. The report highlights the successes and challenges of a co-productive approach – refer particularly to the executive summary and introduction, and to the detail of chapter 9 (page 40) […]

What is co-production, why would we do it and how can we implement it?

Melika Powell is a Research and Development Officer for Research in Practice for Adults. She writes about what co-production is, when participation becomes co-production, and working with carers: “Involving people in the design, delivery and ongoing development of services is important on an ethical and emotional level, as it can support those involved to develop their skills and promote their wellbeing. In addition it can improve services and has also been shown to contribute towards efficiencies […]

Meet people where they are

Story heard from Tracy Bodle in Kirklees (apologies for any erroneous transcription, all my own!): At an allotment group set up to support people with mental health issues as part of their recovery journey: a man joined them who was in a difficult place and felt he had nothing to contribute, all he could do was turn up. He sat on a bench and smoked. The other people in the group tried to get him involved […]

Building Care and Support Together

Collated by Co-production Network for Wales for Social Care Wales Download it from the Social Care Wales website here. This resource is collated from the talks and workshops at the Building Care and Support Together series of workshops organised by the Co-production Network for Wales and Social Care Wales. This booklet is designed to help you do more and better co-production within your role. We all want to do things better and differently but can […]

People learning to trust you, will test you first

Anecdote overheard at an event this month: The executive director of a big private company decided to implement a culture change, and to make her staff more inclusive at all levels. She set up new processes by which anyone in the company could submit ideas to include improvements and new ways of working. By doing this they would gain the collective wisdom of the workforce, and acknowledge that there is understanding at all levels of the company, […]

Guide to co-production with older people

Co-production with Older People Guide  National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) This paper sets out 7 principles to help local authorities and their partners, including local communities, work together and improve older people’s influence at all levels of service commissioning and delivery. Use this resource to provoke thinking about what underpins successful collaboration with older people for a range of purposes. Includes helpful diagrams about how the 7 principles can be translated into practical steps, […]

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